My continuing hunt for a Gateshead Caspian Gull drew a blank, but I did find a cracking adult Iceland Gull on the Tyne at Stella this morning. It took a few scans of the 300+ large gulls before I picked up the bird, just as the heavens opened with torrential rain/sleet/hail for the next twenty minutes. Luckily it brightened a bit, allowing some photos. This is the first Iceland Gull seen in Geateshead since 2nd June 2012. Also present was a single adult Lesser Black-backed Gull.